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Bingo: The King of the Mornings (2017)

Bingo: O Rei das Manhãs (original title)
Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the... See full summary »

Director:

Daniel Rezende

Writers:

Luiz Bolognesi, Fabio Meira (collaborating writer)
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Credited cast:
Vladimir Brichta ... Augusto Mendes / Bingo
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Lúcia
Tainá Müller ... Angélica
Augusto Madeira Augusto Madeira ... Vasconcelos
Ana Lúcia Torre ... Marta Mendes
Cauã Martins Cauã Martins ... Gabriel Mendes
Pedro Bial Pedro Bial ... Armando
Domingos Montagner Domingos Montagner ... Palhaço Aparício
Fernando Sampaio Fernando Sampaio ... Palhaço Nando
Raul Barretto Raul Barretto ... Dono do Circo
Soren Hellerup ... Peter Olsen
Ricardo Ciciliano Ricardo Ciciliano ... Cláudio Ricardo
Emanuelle Araújo ... Gretchen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wally Araújo Wally Araújo ... Assistente de Direção Programa do Bingo
Roberto Audio Roberto Audio ... Pastor
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Storyline

Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50's. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as "BINGO", a television host clown. With his irreverent humor and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humor and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80's television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay. Written by TMV

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Trivia

Wagner Moura was cast to be the main character but quit to star in the Narcos (2015) series. To replace him, he suggested the name of his friend Vladimir Brichta, who took the role. By the time of the release a promotional piece made a joke about it: Moura showed up in Bingo's set to tell Brichta he was taking the part back. See more »

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References Xou da Xuxa (1986) See more »

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Humanos
Written by Eduardo Bid, Supla & Andrés
Performed by Tokyo
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It would be an 9 before the end
5 January 2018 | by anatole-klapouchSee all my reviews

From the beginning to almost the end it's a great movie! I really enjoyed it, had some good laughs. Well, I relate a lot to Bozo, I was a fan as child, although I've never called him.

But, the end of the movie is so anti climatic. The end is awful. When I realized it ended in that way I was really disappointed. I don't know what the producers/directors/writers wanted with this ending. "Drugs are bad"? "Jesus is good"? I don't know. It's just awful.

Good movie. Awful ending.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

24 August 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bingo: The King of the Mornings See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL8,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$899,782
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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